AKULA Class SUB Propeller + Etched Brass Detail parts for BWN35026
Detail parts for AKULA Class SUB BWN35026, including Propeller
Submarine Model etched Brass Detail Parts (7) including Propeller
parts etched in California USA
These etched kits were found in an "Estate" stash and may be a decade or so old, so they are a bit tarnished, but otherwise fine.
INFO: Akula-class submarine, courtesy Audiopedia
Project 971 Щука-Б, is a nuclear-powered attack submarine first deployed by the Soviet Navy in 1986. The class is also known under the name Bars. There are four sub-classes or flights of Shchuka, consisting of the original seven "Akula I" submarines which were commissioned between 1984 and 1990, six "Improved Akula" submarines commissioned between 1991 and 2009, one "Akula II" submarine commissioned in 1995 and one "Akula III" commissioned in 2001. The Russians call all of the submarines Shchuka-B, regardless of modifications.
- Some potential for confusion may exist, as the name Akula was used by the Soviets for a different submarine, the Projekt 941 which is known in the West as the Typhoon-class. By contrast, the Projekt 971 was named Shchuka-B by the Soviets but designated as the "Akula-class" by the West after the name of the lead ship, K-284.